NEWARK, Del. – It was 469 days since the University of Delaware football team took the field, and it only took 13 seconds for redshirt junior Dejoun Lee to take the opening kickoff back for a touchdown to set the tone in a 37-0 romping of Maine Saturday at Delaware Stadium to open the 2021 spring football season.”We have a great appreciated for the commitment that has been made by the University, our president, our administration and our doctors and staff to get us to this point,” said head coach Danny Rocco. “It’s really a team effort and I talked to the team before the game and said, ‘let’s honor these people with our performance today and let’s honor our teammates who have also sacrificed in a big way,’ and I think we came out and did that today.”

It marked the first time the Blue Hens returned the season-opening kickoff back for a touchdown since 1933 when Allen Kemske lateralled to Joe Green who took in 85 yards against the University of Baltimore.

The 87-yard return was the start of a 177-yard all-purpose day for Lee who picked up another 85 on the ground off 14 carries with a rushing score and a pair of catches for five yards.

Full Recap (Delaware) | Full Recap (Maine) | Box Score
Stadium: Delaware Stadium
Location: Newark, Del.
Duration: 2:55

MAINE: Fagnano, Joe (61 PASS); Banks, Tavion (19 RUSH); Miller, Andre (32 REC);

DELAWARE: Nolan Henderson (146 PASS); Dejoun Lee (85 RUSH); Gene Coleman (48 REC);



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